So C has been gluten free since day 1, as am I. Daycare, one of the owners and all of C's teachers that I could get to, have all known this and it's written on her lunch box, just in case. I send in snacks that are safe for her but similar to what the other kids get (animal crackers, cheerios, etc). They live either in her classroom or in her cubby and are marked with her name on them. She's 18 months and has been there since she was 10 weeks old. I have never had a problem. We did test her once and she got a horrible skin rash and it made her eczema worse on top of it.
Today I went to pick her up and the other owner is there, trying to take C from her teacher who has to leave. A little bribery of a cracker was offered, which I don't mind in theory. It was fine until this woman came back with a graham cracker! I said, "No! That's a gluten cracker!" wicked loudly and probably looked like an idiot, but she pulled it back and I went to where I know they keep C's stash and got her a cookie. This woman then looked at me and asked if ritz and saltines were also gluten crackers. Um...yes! Now I'm wondering if this is the root cause of C's eczema that won't go away. If she's getting it in little bits at daycare it could totally be irritating things without necessarily giving her a full reaction. I'm so mad and disappointed.
I have to say something to this woman tomorrow morning when I drop C off, and I have no idea where to start. I was thinking of going in and apologizing for being so short, but how often does that happen? She really can't have it, and I need to make that clear, but I hate confrontation. Ugh. Any ideas?
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